High School students are set to race against the clock to disassemble and
rebuild a Chevy 350 engine using only hand tools during the Hot Rodders
of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National Championship, Thursday, November
5, during the 2009 SEMA Show.
The competition begins with two qualifying rounds, the first beginning
Wednesday, November 4, at 1 p.m., when Team Edelbrock (Van Buren
Tech Center, Lauren, Michigan) takes on Team MSD (Elkhart Area Career
Center, Elkhart, Indiana).
The second round starts at 3 p.m., when Team Hedman Hedders (Loara High School, Anaheim, California) goes against Team Fel-Pro (Joliet Central High School, Joliet,
The championship, dubbed “The Showdown at SEMA,” will
feature the winners from Wednesday’s qualifying rounds facing off in
the inaugural Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge National
Both the qualifying rounds and the final showdown take place in Hot Rod Alley, booth 25042, inside the SEMA Show.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge
pits teams of students from around the country against each other to
see who can take apart and reassemble a high-performance Chevy 350
engine in the shortest time using only hand tools. In addition to the
timed element of the competition, the young mechanics are also judged
for proper dismantling and reassembly. Time penalties are given for a
team’s mistakes, such as dropped components, broken parts and poor
For more information, including the results of challenges held earlier this year and division winners, visit www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com.